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From Dharmendra.T <dha...@nsecure.net>
Subject Re: access_log file permission question
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2002 04:10:56 GMT
On Friday 31 May 2002 08:47 pm, From Laura wrote:
After editing the log files restart the web server. Then it may work

Regards
Dharmendra.T
Linux Security Specialist
www.nsecure.net
dharmu@nsecure.net
> Hello and thank you to anyone who can help me with this:
>
> I had five access logs under /var/log/httpd.
> ls -al showed:
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root     17917498 May 31 09:56 access_log
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root     34607445 May 26 04:02 access_log.1
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root     22416686 May 19 03:55 access_log.2
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root     27256857 May 10 17:57 access_log.3
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root     33531993 May  5 04:02 access_log.4
>
> I know that logrotate is generating the copies and this is fine.  I wanted
> to do some testing of my own rotation script so I copied access_log to
> access_log.0 as root (not wanting to overwrite it).  Then I recreated a
> blank access_log file.  So, in short:
> $  cp access_log  access_log.0
> $  touch access_log
>
> Note: I checked the file permissions - access_log was the same as it was
> before, -rw-r--r-- .
>
> I then accessed the web page and checked the filesize of access_log.  I did
> not increase in size.  I then added write permissions on the group and it
> began logging(/filesize grew).
>
> Question - how did access_log work successfully before doing this?  My
> error_log file had only this to say:
>
> [Thu May 30 04:02:05 2002] [warn] child process 2909 did not exit, sending
> another SIGHUP
> [Thu May 30 04:02:05 2002] [warn] child process 2910 did not exit, sending
> another SIGHUP
> [Thu May 30 04:02:05 2002] [warn] child process 2911 did not exit, sending
> another SIGHUP
> [Thu May 30 04:02:05 2002] [notice] SIGHUP received.  Attempting to restart
> [Thu May 30 04:02:08 2002] [notice] Apache/1.3.20 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux)
> mod_python/2.7.6 Python/1.5.2 mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b DAV/1.0.2
> PHP/4.0.6 mod_perl/1.24_01 mod_throttle/3.1.2 configured -- resuming normal
> operations
>
> ***************************************  Thanks for your help!!!
>
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